Patrycja R. Karlin (formerly Rynduch) was born in Nowy Sacz, Poland. She immigrated to the United States in 1991 and like many Polish immigrants, her family settled in Chicago. Here, she attended high school and became a witness to a racially motivated riot that erupted during her senior year. It was during that turbulent time the thought of becoming a lawyer started taking root.
Ms. Karlin chose Columbia College of Chicago for her undergraduate education; a wonderful ground for developing young minds. She completed her undergraduate degree in Theater with an acting concentration and graduated with high honors. Acting has been a useful tool in trial advocacy when one must appeal to a judge or a jury. After earning her BA from Columbia, Ms. Karlin spent over 10 years in the corporate world while acting in her spare time. She spent most of that time working for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the largest consulting companies in the world, with offices in nearly 60 countries (including Warsaw, Poland). With the support and encouragement of those she met at BCG, Ms. Karlin decided to enroll in law school, where she found her calling.
Ms. Karlin earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in May of 2012. Ms. Karlin is a cum laude graduate who ranked in the top 8% of her class. She is also a Morrissey Scholar and a published author ofThe John Marshall Law Review. Her law review comment/article, “The United States of Immigration: A Nation in Crisis,” talks about the poor state of the current immigration law and possible solutions. Additionally, during her time at JMLS, Ms. Karlin was a member of the Trial Advocacy Council and took part in Regional Mediation Competition, where her team placed 4th.
She spent the summer of 2011 in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office where she won her first trial and assisted in representing clients who could not afford a private attorney. In the spring of 2012, while finishing her last semester of law school, she worked with one of the most effective criminal trial attorneys, Robert Marcus. Currently, from time to time, Ms. Karlin also works with attorney Joel Brodsky representing clients who have been accused of murder and/or rape.
Today, she is dedicated to serve, protect clients, and build one of the most successful law practices in the city. “Our clients are our number one priority” is not just a slogan to Ms. Karlin but words she lives by. Her dedication and tireless efforts speak for themselves. She solely focus on immigration, family, and criminal law.